HARLEM WELLNESS FESTIVAL 2024

HARLEM WELLNESS FESTIVAL 2024

SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL: HARLEM WELLNESS FESTIVAL

May 18, 2024
Marcus Garvey Park

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Looking for something to do this May? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This week we had a chance to connect with Carey King from the nonprofit Uptown Grand Central and Tony Rahsaan from TBo Harlem, who are co-producers for Harlem Wellness Festival taking place in Harlem, NYC who we are thrilled to partner with! You will be able to get complimentary copies of our magazine at this festival! 

What makes this year’s festival unique? 
The last time this festival took place, it was just after the pandemic, when some half of Harlem’s fitness and wellness and businesses closed for good. This year’s festival is a celebration of the businesses that have persevered for decades or more, as well as the many new fitness and wellness spaces that have opened in the past few years.

Share with us what you LOVE about your festival location? 
Marcus Garvey Park is a green oasis in Harlem, located centrally between East and West Harlem, and surrounded by the brownstones of the Mt. Morris Park Historic District.

The theme of our issue this year is JOY, how do yoga festivals inspire JOY?
This festival brings joy because it is a celebration of the strong minority and women owned wellness community that Harlem has built over the past few decades.

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MAMMOTH YOGA FESTIVAL 2024

MAMMOTH YOGA FESTIVAL 2024

SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL: MAMMOTH YOGA FESTIVAL

June 20-23, 2024
Mammoth Lakes, CA

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Looking for something to do this June? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This week we had a chance to connect with  Kevin Green, Co-Founder of Mammoth Yoga Festivall who we are thrilled to partner with! You will be able to get complimentary copies of our magazine at this festival! 

Exclusive Promo Code for our community: YogaLoveMag24 
To enjoy a 10% discount on multi-day pass (single day passes not included)

What inspired you to create a festival?
Elevation of emotional well-being and self-care, to bring community together in one of the most stunning places on earth, Mammoth Lakes, CA

What makes your festival unique?
We offer accessible yoga to everyone, every body, age and ability. MYF attendees are all extremely comfortable and we band evenly with a similar number of yogi’s in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Many attend in their 60’s and we have dozens in their 70’s. Our outdoor venues include a meadow with a stream running through it with 12,000 foot peaks hovering above. Our SUP yoga is on a pristine alpine lake 2 miles from town surrounded by national forest and the Sierra.

What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event?
We are most excited about Rana Nadar this year who is both a presenter and sponsor. Rana is offering a 5hr Alchemy Sound Healing Immersion on Thursday that counts as a 50% credit towards a Level 1 Certification in Sound Healing. The foundation training will focus on 

1) The Science of Sound Healing

2) Introduction to Alchemy Bowls

3) Music and Harmonics

4) Notes and Chakras

Additionally, Rana will be offering two of her incredible sound healings and a mala making class (all of these always sell out).


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CATSKILL MOUNTAIN YOGA FESTIVAL

CATSKILL MOUNTAIN YOGA FESTIVAL

SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL: CATSKILL MOUNTAIN YOGA FESTIVAL

JULY 27, 2024
Plattekill Mountain, Roxbury, NY

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Looking for something to do this Summer? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This week we had a chance to connect with Raegan Reed, founder and coordinator for the Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival who we are thrilled to partner with this July! Learn more about the festival here and pick up your FREE copy of Yoga Love Magazine at the event!

What makes this year’s festival unique? 
We have new classes, workshops, vendors and experiences! We also have some of our faves returning! Please take a look at our NEW APP for all the fun classes, workshops, etc!

 

Share with us what you LOVE about your festival location?
We love Plattekill Mountain, in Roxbury, NY! Our fest is unique in that it is located at this hidden gem, in Upstate NY. We hold classes at the tippy top of the mountain! Participants can ride the chair lift up and down, or hike up and down.

The theme of our issue this year is JOY, how do yoga festivals inspire JOY?
The CMYF brings so much joy to me, our presenters, vendors, and to our festival-goers.The vibes are full of love and positivity and everyone leaves feeling totally rejuvenated and refreshed by this fun event. Planning it is a pleasure! Every time a new instructor reaches out or a new vendor finds out about us, we are so pumped to have them join our little family. We love the attendees, the vendors, and it’s like one big happy family year after year! It is also very fun to connect with our treasured sponsors and new sponsors. Plus, we have some new exciting SWAG for this year’s swag bag! VIPs are guaranteed a bag!

 

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BEND YOGA FESTIVAL 2024

BEND YOGA FESTIVAL 2024

SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL: BEND YOGA FESTIVAL

June 6-9, 2024
Bend, Oregon

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Looking for something to do this summer? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This week we had a chance to connect with Angela Liesching, the founder and festival director of Bend Yoga Festival in Bend, Oregon coming up June 6-9, 2024
Special thanks to Angela for offering an exclusive promo code for our community: FESTFAMILY for 20% off!
What makes this year’s festival unique?
We’ve gone deep into yoga and nervous system regulation featuring sessions like Yoga & Lymphatics and more from Tiffany Cruikshank (who rarely teaches at festivals!), Reversing Sympathetic Nervous System Dominance, Polyvagal Theory and many others, along with unique and fun offerings like Sianna Sherman’s Yogi Happy Hour & Hypno Trance. And of course all of our signature outdoor adventures like the hike to the top of Smith Rock, forest bathing, paddle boarding and the river plunge.

Share with us what you LOVE about your festival location?
I love the convenience and the beauty: the evergreen forest, the Deschutes river, the Riverbend Park, historic downtown — it’s all together, easy to access and get around. Makes our attendees’ festival experience as stress-less as possible!

The theme of our issue this year is JOY, how do yoga festivals inspire JOY?
As we get older, it’s easier and easier to forget how important it is to intentionally build into your life experiences that foreground joy. Children find and access joy with such ease;it’s their natural state. For adults, there are so many stressors every day that it becomes harder and harder to both be available to joyful moments (our sympathetic nervous systems are mostly dominant during our waking lives), AND our daily experiences are often so draining. At the BYF, all of that drops away. There’s deep self-nurture and removal of stressors; the nervous system shifts into a parasympathetic state, so we become calm enough to be playful — fully available for connection and joy. It’s a beautiful thing! For me personally, as the founder of the festival, my joy comes from looking out at the beautiful souls around me during the event and seeing so many happy people, radiant with joy, deeply present in the moment.

Learn more:
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FREE STATE YOGA FESTIVAL 2024

FREE STATE YOGA FESTIVAL 2024

SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL: FREE STATE YOGA FESTIVAL

July 27, 2024
Chihowa Retreat Center, near Lawrence, KS

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Looking for something to do this July? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This week we had a chance to connect with Krystal Denham, Creator and Director of Free State Yoga Festival taking place in Lawrence, KS who we are thrilled to partner with! You will be able to get complimentary copies of our magazine at this festival! 

What makes this year’s festival unique? 
The third annual Free State Yoga Festival offers a day of soul-nourishing, authentic connections through yoga and nature. Past attendees have described it as healing, the best day ever, an unexpected treasure, and a magical reset for the mind. Every student will be provided with an organic cotton yoga mat bag from the Free State Yoga Festival, along with a festival wellness guide and integration workbook. Additionally, they will receive a one-class pass to supporting studios.

The day is truly enchanting, and we carefully curated this year’s festival. We commence with “Call the Winds,” a serene ceremony harnessing Earth’s energy to commune with Chihowa spirits, blessing our festivities. The initial three hours were dedicated to communal activities before venturing into personalized healing ventures. Following the ceremony, we geared up for a 5K fun run, preceded by partner stretch sessions. After a 15-minute warm-up, we immersed ourselves in a day full of healing experiences. The 5K route, traversing the retreat center’s land and forest, allowed participants to run, skip, walk, cartwheel, and more, engaging with nature and their inner child. Laughter filled the air as students paused at the tribal yell station, some shouting affirmations like “I love myself!” – a testament to the pure joy and mindfulness cultivated throughout the day. Leanne leads the live music community yoga flow, infusing her diverse background experiences into her teachings. From storytelling to hands-on assistance, she intertwines ancient wisdom with modern-day practices, imbuing them with humor, humility, and grace. Her classes serve as gentle reminders of self-love, resilience, strength, and unity. The live music accompaniment features a blend of percussion and sound healing instruments, enhancing the practice’s depth. 

Following the community session, we embark on five hours of personalized practice, offering 5 to 6 healing modalities for exploration. Thirty-minute breaks between sessions allow students to rejuvenate and access additional healing services for their mind, body, and soul through our health and wellness partners. Each session provides a space for interactive wellness, conversation, and opportunities like SUP Yoga and local healing practices. At 6:35 PM, we come together for a 20-minute dance party, integrating the day’s experiences into our beings, leading up to the festival giveaway drawing and closing ceremony featuring live music, sunset meditation, and breathwork. 

Share with us what you LOVE about your festival location? 
The retreat center is situated about 10 miles from Lawrence, Kansas, an eclectic town with a deep appreciation for yoga and healing practices. Having been rebuilt, it provides an ideal backdrop for a transformative day of healing and self-discovery. The Chihowa forest surrounding us offers a serene environment for outdoor yoga, meditation, and breathwork sessions. 

The theme of our issue this year is JOY, how do yoga festivals inspire JOY?
Yoga festivals empower students to explore various yoga practices, along with other healing modalities, to find the teachers and community that deeply resonate with their soul.


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OMNI TAHOE YOGA FESTIVAL

OMNI TAHOE YOGA FESTIVAL

SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL: OMNI TAHOE YOGA FESTIVAL

August 10-11, 2024
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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​Looking for something to do this August? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This week we had a chance to connect with Hillary Atalina, Talent Partnerships + Coordinator for Tahoe Yoga Festival taking place in South Lake Tahoe, CA who we are thrilled to partner with! You will be able to get complimentary copies of our magazine at this festival! 

What makes your festival unique?
This year’s OMNI Tahoe Yoga Festival holds a special significance as we expand to two days, allowing for an even deeper exploration of wellness, community, and self-discovery. We’re thrilled to offer an extended program featuring a diverse range of yoga classes including SUP Yoga, asana and philosophy workshops, and presentations led by renowned instructors and thought leaders. Among our esteemed presenters, you can look forward to transformative sessions led by Stephanie Snyder, Peter Walters, and Christina Wherry. This year’s musical delights feature the return of Sol Rising alongside new additions to the lineup including local gem, DJ Justin Smaine, infusing the festival with a vibrant mix of beats that will resonate with the spirit of the event.

As a young festival, homegrown in Lake Tahoe, the OMNI Tahoe Yoga Festival stands as a testament to the power of community, music, and mindfulness in fostering positive change. You’ll get a sense of our amazing mountain community as we make every effort to highlight not just our local teachers and musicians, but also incorporate local businesses and makers at every level of the festival. Our commitment to inclusivity, authenticity and variety ensures that each attendee can find experiences tailored to their individual journey of growth and self-discovery. Guided by the belief that yoga transcends mats and demographics, we strive to reflect the rich tapestry of humanity by fostering an inclusive environment, aiming to bring people together to celebrate the myriad of ways in which yoga can positively influence lives.

Share with us what you LOVE about your festival location? 

Our festival location in Lake Tahoe holds a special place in our hearts because it’s home but also, because of its serene beauty and natural splendor. Nestled amidst the breathtaking mountains and crystal-clear waters, Lake Tahoe provides a picturesque backdrop that truly enhances the yoga experience. Participants can expect to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature while practicing yoga, fostering a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them. Additionally, Lake Tahoe offers a wealth of outdoor activities and opportunities for exploration, allowing attendees to extend their wellness journey beyond the yoga mat and into the great outdoors. We hope it inspires a sense of wanting to preserve and enhance sustainability in the region which is also why we are partnering with our friends at Clean Up the Lake so we can educate attendees on our impact not only in Tahoe but around the world.

The theme of our issue this year is JOY, how do yoga festivals inspire JOY?
As creators of the festival, we find immense joy in curating an immersive experience that uplifts and inspires our community. In a world where wellness can often seem distant and exclusive, Jess Broyles, owner of OMNI Tahoe and the driving force behind the festival, is breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes with the 2nd annual OMNI Tahoe Yoga Festival. From the lively energy of group yoga sessions to the sense of camaraderie fostered through shared experiences, yoga festivals offer a unique space for individuals to connect, grow, and find joy in the present moment. Through yoga, music, and community, we believe that our festival can inspire joy in all who attend, fostering a sense of positivity, gratitude, and wellbeing that extends far beyond the event itself.

Learn more:
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